Family planning

How to Battle the Cold and Flu

Maybe your son got off the bus complaining of a scratchy throat. Or you feel feverish and have a stuffy nose. It looks like a weekend of sniffles and coughs. With flu season in full swing, try these tips to prepare your family. Prepare your home. Make sure you have...

Ten Tips for Busy Moms to Stay Fit

Many moms struggle fitting in exercise into their schedules…unless you count juggling multiple schedules and sweating the small stuff as exercise. How can you  fit in working out when you barely have time to go to the bathroom by yourself? With caring for kids, work,...

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Although it’s not well known or understood, approximately one in ten women in the U.S. are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). With PCOS, an imbalance of reproductive hormones creates problems in the ovaries. Ovaries make the egg that is released as part of...

Can I Breastfeed When I’m Sick?

Many new moms ask if they can breastfeed when they are not feeling well. Good news! Even if you’re feeling crummy, in most situations, you can continue breastfeeding when you are sick. Why is it safe to continue breastfeeding when I’m sick? If you have a standard...

Taking “You” out of UTI

Ouch! You feel like you’re peeing a stream of fire. Or you feel like you have to urinate all the time, but little comes out. What’s going on? When germs get into your urinary tract, they cause an infection called a urinary tract infection (UTI). What is a Urinary...

Six Embarrassing Questions Answered

Some questions you'd rather ask Google than mention to your best friend or even your doctor. We get it. We answer six frequently asked questions women have about their vagina. Why does my vagina itch before my period? Blame estrogen. Hormonal changes cause lower...

Five Tips for a Healthy Fall

Why wait for another New Year’s party to sip champagne and vow to be healthier in the next year? Fall is a fabulous time to jump-start health resolutions. Many people consider autumn the best time to rethink and restart. You’ll create good habits for the winter (where...

Menopause and You: What to Expect?

Menopause effects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You’re drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What is Menopause? Just as puberty is marked at the...

Why you need protein during pregnancy

Protein diets seem to be all the craze these days: The Paleo Diet. Atkins. The Zone. Keto. Protein powder. Even if you’re not on a special diet, we as a nation are obsessed with protein (seen any burger commercials lately?). Still, vegetarians and pregnant women need...

Endometriosis: The Hidden Disease

It causes intense pain, cramping, nausea, headache, fatigue, and excessive blood flow. It affects 10% of women in the U.S. and costs the nation over $100 billion annually. Many women suffer in silence; many don’t even know they have it. This hidden disorder is called...

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